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Robert Kennedy: Closer To Home

Read "Closer To Home" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Robert Kennedy has an interesting story: by day he works for Google; by night he is an organist in the San Francisco jazz scene. Though it is not unusual for musicians to have two careers these days, as let's face it, musicians are still being paid rates from the '70s for playing music. Kennedy hails originally ...


Terrence Brewer: Setting The Standard, Volume One

Read "Setting The Standard, Volume One" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Terrence Brewer offers his fifth recording as leader with Setting The Standard, Volume One, documenting the first volume of a project that delivers new arrangements and fresh interpretations of standards from the past. Applying a classic straight-ahead approach to music from legendary composers like Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington ...


Guitarist Terrence Brewer Quartet Plays the Douglas Beach House

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The Terrance Brewer Quartet
The Douglas Beach House
El Granada, California
The storm had already hit--waves were lashing the boulders along the beach just outside the Douglas Beach House (aka The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society)--when jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer and his quartet (Wayne De La Cruz on the B3 organ, Jim Grantham on sax and ...


The Jazz Session #81: Terrence Brewer

The Jazz Session #81: Terrence Brewer

Listen Terrence Brewer's new album is called Groovin Wes (Strong Brew Music, 2009). After three albums of original music, Brewer uses his new record to explore music by, or identified with, Wes Montgomery. In this interview, Brewer talks about his early years in Pittsburg (not the one you're thinking of); his decision to start his recording ...